Fabrics are prevalent in the home. Almost impossible to escape and dominant in furnishings from upholstery to accessories, fabrics bring a wealth of texture, lustre, and patterns to a space, opening many exciting doors in terms of interior design. Yet, choosing fabrics for a specific purpose can be a daunting task, one that requires the ability to look beyond what you want, to find what you both want, as well as need. And while it’s perfectly fine to pick out some gorgeous pre- made curtains, or sheets, or such in the shops, there are times a touch of personalisation is called for. For those times, this is what you’ll need to know.